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MSNBC
Jan 7, 2013 9:00pm PST
down." he said the taliban and al qaeda are two different elements. if we stay after killing bin laden, we have lost our purpose. he said the worst thing we can do is get bogged down without getting out. it wasn't that long ago, but it was interesting to look back a year and eight months ago to when bin laden was killed. i mean, at the time, anybody else think that maybe that would have meant we would come home from afghanistan? it seemed like one of the real possibilities that opened up with that almost unbelievable news on that cold night in may. but we did not leave afghanistan after this happened. this was roughly 600 days ago. we've got another 700 days ahead of us before the white house says this war will officially end, nearly two years from now. but how many american troops are left there between now and then? and what are those troops expected to do? how much fighting are they going to be doing? how much of our 11 and a half yearlong war is going to continue to result in americans getting hurt and killed between now and then? all of that remains to be decided. what is go
MSNBC
Jan 11, 2013 9:00pm PST
there to gut-punch the taliban and try to soften up the system, and that's all you get, if you can change the circumstances. the military overpromised and underdelivered. and i think that the resolve of not only the president, but joe biden having always been in that view in coordination with others on the team like dennis mcdonough and tom donilon, really recall the deal and the terms of the deal and they took the troops back. and that broke the back of a notion that a large military footprint delivered automatically the kind of security deliverables that the military was promising. it actually created blowback and counterreaction much like the alliance that you showed in that piece that there is more violence after the surge than before the surge. >> that i think is the key conceptual that security advances from troop numbers. you didn't get the advances you said would come with the troop numbers. so now you don't get troop numbers indefinitely because they haven't been proven to have the strategic effect that you said they would. that breaking in that logic train has happened in
MSNBC
Jan 12, 2013 3:00am PST
there. to gut punch the taliban and soften up the system. if you can chaung the circumstances, the military overpromised and underdelivered, and i think that the resolve of not only the president and joe biden having always been in that view, in coordination with others, and really, really recalled that deal in the terms and the deal and took troops back. and that broke the back of the notion that a large military footprint delivered automatically the kind of security deliverables that the military was promising. it created low back and counterreaction much like the lines that you showed in elizabeth miller piece, more violence after the surge than before the surge. >> that i think is the key conceptual transition that we went through, that we decoupled in our minds the idea of security advances from troop numbers. when you have the troop numbers, we didn't get the advances called, so you don't get troop numbers in definitely. they haven't been proven to have the strategic effect, that break in that logic train has happened in the national security establishment in the obama admini
Search Results 0 to 6 of about 7 (some duplicates have been removed)